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BJB94

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I hope Ford didn’t change vendors because Ford replacement wipers are all I use. My 1994 mustang still has its original wipers with 70k miles. My focus had 191k miles with only one set of wipers purchased over its life. Our 2005 f350 gets new wipers about every 7 years since it sits outside. Our 2016 edge is still on OEM wipers. I don’t scrape the windshield so the wipers are used to clear all ice and snow. If they are frozen to the windshield they get punched till they are free. No other wiper has performed like motorcraft wipers for me, add wholesale pricing and it’s a no brainer. I’ll add my explorer wipers have been excellent but only have 4K miles on them but 50” of snow this year so far.
 




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................................. If they are frozen to the windshield they get punched till they are free. .............................
Too bad that Ford removed the windshield wiper deicer on the 2021 Explorer. Curious about the reason.

Peter
 




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2021 202a package was 3k cheaper, somethings were dropped others were std. I think they were trying to bring the MSRP down
 




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2021 202a package was 3k cheaper, somethings were dropped others were std. I think they were trying to bring the MSRP down
That feature was eliminated from all 2021 Explorers and believe also from some of their other lines.

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I don't know why it doesn't qualify. It is on this list under Ford Motor Company; IRC 30D New Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit | Internal Revenue Service
As for your VIN, try entering it on this site; https://parts.ford.com/en.html
If it still isn't recognized then perhaps that is why the vehicle isn't shown as 'qualifying' for the rebate.

Peter
The answer to the question after MUCH searching and calling various folks from Lincoln to the IRS. The correct form number for these tax credit vehicles is an IRS Form 8910 not an 8936. The other interesting thing is that you cannot claim a credit that exceeds your current tax liability. So the Aviator was suppose to have a $6538 credit, my tax liability for last year is $5269. So I figured $1300 or so out the window; wrong again. They take what you had withheld, which is my case was about $4200. So since I owed about $1100, they deducted that leaving me with the $4200 out of the $6500 credit and the credits DO NOT carry over...... :(

On another note; I ordered those wiper blades you linked for me and took them over to the lube shop with me asking for them to be installed (my dealer is worthless) and they pulled them out of the box and all they are is a tiny blade looking deal covered by a tube which looks to be some sort of shipping protector. The part number I got is; WW-2116-R and under that it says; LC5Z-17528-N. Any help on that issue would be appreciated.
 




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Those part numbers are form”blade assemblies” left and right. Looks to be a “cartridge” that goes into the factory blade, due to the blades being heated.
 




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Ford will replace wiper blades within the first 6 months regardless of mileage. Not sure if that is of any help here.

Peter
 




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Mine is outside of the six months time frame, besides the fact that my local dealer took one look at the UV screening film on the windshield installed by the selling dealer, and declared chattering wiper blades were not their problem,
 




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